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    November 1, 2012
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and in the mountains a little bit of snow. the day planner on this thursday morning where temperatures back down in the upper 30s and mid 40s. we have a little bit of a breeze. mid 350s by noon -- 50s by noon. mid-afternoon high of 55 and at 5:00 p.m. a cool maybe breezy 53. 38 in luray this morning so 39 in manassas. leesburg is 45. across the bay our friends in easton at 44. i got a childhood friend steve living in easton by the way. we've got temps now -- windchill temperatures anyway in the 30s to low 40s. so not too windy but certainly jacket and glove weather. when i show you the satellite and radar combined you see plenty of clouds and we've got the rain showers at lower elevations and mountain snows and a few -- this is more -- the bark is worse than the bite but a few sprinkles north and west of d.c.. let's check in with monika samtani with timesaver traffic. luckily the police activity
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is on the southbound side of 395 but nevertheless it's there and you need to know about it. a live look at what's going on with the arrow board set up and police activity here. this is southbound 395 right here at route 110 and left the ramp open in case that's where you're going. you've going to be okay coming off the 14th street bridge and exiting here or heading further south on to 395. it's early and there are no delays. northbound 395 by the way is not affected by this incident. let's go over to another live picture this time in maryland. southbound 270 still looking great as you leave frederick down to clarksburg and down to the point where the lanes divide. beltway, right now is incident- free. if you were stuck in that beltway delay yesterday i'm so sorry. oh, it was 15 miles at one point but right now everything is cleared up on the beltway north of town. we're talking at outer loop at new hampshire avenue and you're good to go in that area as welt. back over to virginia. northbound 95 here in springfield looks great. no delays yet coming up from dale city as you head to springfield and again on to 395. i'll be back with more traffic coming up at 5:09 back to you guys. the flood walls and the
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bags are up a-- sandbags are up along the potomac river before high tide hits georgetown and alexandria later this morning. >> and power companies are restoring the final clusters of electricity. they are reporting -- crews are working right now in arlington in the 3800 block of wilson boulevard which is in the boston area. virginia dominion spokesman tells us power could be restored within the hour in fact by there. bge is reporting more than 6,000 outages and pepco within the last hour has 13 customers without power. kristin fisher is here now with more on the intense recovery effort underway now in northeast, good morning. >> reporter: up and down the coast millions of people remain in the dark. the damage in the billions of dollars. and the death toll at least 63 people. but that number is likely only going to continue to climb as new jersey and new york begin to transition from the search and rescue phase to the recovery which in many ways most folks say is more
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daunting. yesterday, president obama brought some hope to hard hit new jersey pledging to be in it for the long haul. he toured the garden state with governor chris christie where entire neighborhoods are still underwater. the president said his top priority, getting the power back on especially atwater filtration plants and other critical infrastructure. his second priority? transportation. clearing roads from debris and restoring mass transit so people can begin to go back to work. and their kids can go back to school. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow-up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you've rebuilt. we want to make sure that people have realistic expectations but what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials, and we will not quit until this is done. >> reporter: here's are the aimenings just every -- images just never ever -- you can't
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get used to them. homes buried in sand and entire neighborhoods gone. it's slowly sinking in that everything in the coastal communities will slowly have to be rebuilt but safety first. the hissing of natural gas can be heard in city after city in new jersey. residents very concerned about the chance for more fires. in new york city, and i'll have more on is that coming up at 5:30. >> close to 100 homes just leveled by fire. >> leveled. leveled it's crazy. >> and surrounded by water that's the thing that's amazing. homes are surrounded by water but the fire is just -- >> something. >> turnings them to ashes. >> you look how difficult is a for the first responders to get in fight fire with all the flooding. >> thanks kristin. we do have a few school closings to tell you about this morning. >> in anne arundel county the following schools don't have power so they will not be able to hold classes today -- in prince george's county --
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in frederick county -- you can check out our website anytime, day or night, wusa9.com, for closings and delays. hundreds of montgomery county teenagers are coping with the loss of a classmate this morning. >> such a sad story, christina morris-ward was struck and killed while walking to seneca valley high school. 9news now reporter julie wolf is live with more on the story, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, we are here in jermantown less than a half mile from seneca high school. just down the road here. and christina was passing and crossing the street just behind me on the way to that school when she was hit and killed. montgomery county police tell me they are still reconstructing the accident here at the scene yesterday they told me the driver did stop after the accident and he had the green light. the principal at seneca high told me this is a common
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walking route to school and even her best friend crosses this street every day. the 15-year-old is describabled as the kind of -- described as the kind of girl that lights up a room. >> she was just a very happy individual. she got along with everyone that got along with her. >> i mean it's sad because that's my best friend. i didn't want her to go. it hurts. a lot. sleepovers at my house. me going over to her house. everything. >> reporter: seneca high school sent home a note with students yesterday explaining what had happened. coming up in the next half hour, we're going to take a closer look at the intersection and piece together what witnesses say happened and what police believe may have happened in the accident that happened just after 7:00 a.m. yesterday. we'll also talk to the principal at the high school,
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what he thinks about his high school being surrounded by busy roads and what he'll be telling students in the days to come. in jermantown, julie wolf. 9news now. there's a little silver lining from sandy for your pocketbook. that story is coming up. >> plus, we'll take a closer look at the recovery efforts on wall street after sandy. >> there are people all over the coast who need help. here at wusa9 we're donating $1 to the american red cross sandy relief fund for every one of you who "like" us on facebook. it's a quick and simple way for you to help out. we'll be right back.
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nine after 5:00 on this thursday morning. we're almost done with what's been a very long week. you'll have to bundle up again. a little breeze out there this morning and maybe a stray hour so forth and west of -- shower north and west of town, temperatures starting in town in the mid 40s and some spots in the upper 30s. slowly get to the low 50s be think afternoon.
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mid 50s for high. monika? police have been on the scene of a traffic stop for about 25 minutes or so on the southbound side of 395 at route 110. it looks like it's beginning to clear up a bit of activity but not causing any delay. i'll be back once again coming up in a few minutes. back to you guys. sitz 5:-- it is 5:10. time for the latest your money report of the morning. >> and wall street baby steps. >> it's like us we're still trying to put the pieces back together. wall street trying the get back to norm after hurricane sandy and today it has a lot of news to get through including a reading on unemployment. now this is ahead of the big monthly jobs report that is being realested as scheduled -- released as scheduled tomorrow and that's the last unemployment report voters will see before they head to the polls next week to choose a president, very important stuff. now checking the numbers -- very very lightly traded day because a lot of workers couldn't even get there. --
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. now for the first time since 1888, wall street was closed for two days because of weather. and as i said still picking up the pieces, many traders still figuring out how they can even get to work in the first place. with public transportation still disrupted in new york city. and the symbolic gesture mayor bloomberg rang the opening bell yesterday with the financial district without power believe it or not the stock exchange has been running on gas powered generators. that sounds familiar to a lot of folks. and this is a small temporary gift from hurricane sandy. gasoline prices are likely to keep falling after the storm shut down highways and air travel across the east coast. fewer cars driving and fewer planes flying that equals less demand for the market. aaa mid-atlantic says gas prices in the washington area are currently $3.56 a gallon. that's down penny since yesterday. nationwide they're down more than a dime. in the past week that's for seasonal factors we didn't see the big dropoff that we were expecting headed into the fall
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we're finally getting that and of course because of sandy a little tiny drop because of that. >> we didn't lose power in the neighborhood but the gas stations were without gas because everyone went to the gas station. >> if you had gas it was the premium and that went out very quickly. your next bit also sandy related? >> a warning to consumers about contractors, you will want to listen to this news, that's in 3030 minutes. all right. fell if -- well, if you are not quite ready for halloween to be over we have a place where you can get very scared. >> at 5:22 rg3 may have created a controversy heading into sunday's game against the panthers. >> at 5:15 howard is going to tell you when the sunshine will be here.
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good morning, and welcome back to 9news now, it is thursday, november 1st. and few month, 5:15. this is a live look at the ballston area in northern virginia. they have been having a tough time getting the lights back on but look. >> guess what? you can see the street lights on. >> it is -- you can see those hard workers and we thank them and applaud them for their hard efforts because remember too they're residents and citizens that went through some of the same things that we were going through. but the lights appear to be coming back on and are back on. >> now this wasn't as severe as
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the derecho, we all know that but power is coming on much more quickly than it did back then. >> anytime you lose power there's also the story of someone who needs the power because they're on a ventilator and oxygen machine and something like that and that's why the guys try so hard. quickly. >> the lights are back on. >> we often give them a hard time and we need to salute them for a job well done. great job guys. >> especially since the temperatures were chilly last night people will be glad to have the power back. >> we saw the story earlier, the folks are at home and their houses are getting cold. some spots this morning in the upper 30s. a little bit of high water in the potomac at high tide this. the tidal potomac in d.c.. and the coastal flood warning in effect until 2:00 here basically for the tidal potomac where tides could be running 2.5 feet above normal. that means a washington channel, georgetown, alexandria, with the next high tide in alexandria at 10:44 this morning and just have to
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watch and see how high the water will get. but obviously take the precautions if you are ever threatened by the tides running above 2 feet average. stray shower north and west and look at the sunrise 7:36. it will be in the 6:00 about 6:40 come monday morning. when we fall back to standard time. day planner, 44 at 8:00. by noon, 52. west winds at about 13 miles an hour. they're going to be a little breezy at times today with mostly cloudy to cloudy skies. there's a chance we'll see a stray shower north and west through the morning hours, a high today maybe 55 and by 8:00 we're back down in the upper 40s. so jacket weather for sure. rain and snow still going on in marts of central p. a. through the mountains of western maryland and west virginia. locally you're seeing what looks like some very light sprinkles. not even sure how much of is this reaching from mount airy and frederick back to winchester and back to the romney area and south and west of town.
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maybe just a stray rain drop there in the park. 41 in fairfax right now. 44 ashburn. same with laurel and college park is 42. 39 for upper marlboro and outside on our michael & son weather camera, nice and dark but good visibility. flag up just a little bit. we've got a breeze at national 5 miles an hour out of the west southwest with cloudy skies. making it feel like 44. storm system in the northwest bringing rain there. but we're still dealing with sandy. you can see the big broad circulation now in southeastern canada. still throwing rain and snow our way. and this thing is going to be slow to wind down. slowly improving weather the next few days but temperatures pretty much kind of where they are in the mid 50s. 55 today and breezy at times and stray shower can't be ruled out. tonight upper 30s to low 40s and tomorrow 54 and breezy. at times. and saturday, cool, 54. shouldn't be as breezy. terps are home. should be nice football weather for them. clocks go back saturday night. got a 25 hour sunday.
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sunday the skins are home and 56 and still low 50s next week. let's check in with monika now at 5:18. timesaver traffic and uh-oh, she's got that look. i put on that look when i have something bad to say. he said his wife gives him that look. fourth street at morse street northeast, a serious fire from overnight so you want to watch out for closures in that surrounding area. put it into perspective gist east of gallaudet university fourth and morse street northeast and then florida avenue of course affected right there as well. so keep that in mind for your travel plans east of gallaudet. now here coming in from 66, manassas centreville fairfax, no issues to report. we're looking good right now. but again it's going to be a normal rush hour and that means delays will form quickly through the rush hour. a live look outside near route 28 and you can see the traffic is moving well. let's go back over to our maps this time we'll head over to the southern side of maryland. no problems out of brandy wine or ac key week and a live look
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at -- accokeek and a live look here. robert griffin iii is being compared to last year's rookie of the year. >> but it turns out rg3 would rather be compared to someone else instead of cam newton. that story coming up at 6:00. >> and we want to take another look at our question of the morning -- >> yep, okay, so our facebook friend joe wrote -- i agree, that movie still freaks me out. >> me too. log on to the wusa9 facebook fan page leave your response. and we'll reveal the answer during the 6:00 hour.
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5:23 on this friday eve as we like to call it. we've got cloudy skies and a couple of sprinkles and even some lingering snow showers in the mountains which got hammered even parts of garrett county have had over 30-inches of snow from this. we're looking at temperatures by 9:00 still upper 30s near winchester perhaps mid 40s here. to lunchtime, mostly cloudy, 52 degrees in town. upper 40s in the shenandoah valley and 52 easton and then this afternoon, still clots of clouds -- lots of clouds and high temperatures will make a run to 55 driving home 52. andrea and mike back to you.
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we hope the redskins' throwback jerseys they will wear this weekend will be much better than pittsburgh's. >> nothing could be that bad. plus has rg3 put up bulletin board material? kristen berset explains in your morning sports. >> reporter: good morning everybody. robert griffin iii has shown us time and again that in his personal life he's his very own person. he's unlike anyone else. but on the field he's always being compared to others guys like luck and michael vick and of course cam newton. well, we'll get to see them side by side this weekend. the skins return home to host the carolina panthers and last year's rookie of the year. now rg3 obviously getting tired of the comparisons but he says if it must be done, there are other players he'd rather be connected to. >> we do run similar schemes. you know there's a lot of similarities but you know i don't know. i'd rather be compared to an aaron rodgers or a guy like that, somebody who's won super bowls and you want to go out there and win. that's our biggest goal here. so you know that's -- that's what this game is all about.
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it's not about me versus cam newton. it's about us getting the bin. >> this weekend also marks the redskins 80th anniversary celebration. they will also recognize the latest group of ten notable alumni that have been selected to join the greatest redskins. that includes the late sean taylor as well as lava tearington and this guy -- lava afterrington and this guy clinton portis. i'm kristen berset, have a great thursday. now most of us in our region were able to enjoy halloween despite the superstorm sandy. >> but that's not the case for many parts of the northeast. we'll have more on that coming up. right now here's monika. >> coming in from the north everything looks good. here's route 29 at fairland road again no issues to report here. but westbound on the icc after georgia avenue, an accident blocks the two right lanes,
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i'll be back with more maryland roads coming up in my next report. you're watching 9news now. stay with us.
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good morning, and welcome back to 9news now on this thursday morning. i'm andrea roane. >> she is and i'm mike hydeck, ormers of me anyway. here's -- or most of me anyway. here's monika samtani. i have a little frog. >> only need a voice if you're singing. >> howard is here, he's full voiced. >> i'm not sure he can sing when he has his voice. >> can you? >> yes. >> we'll have to wait it for another day. all right. >> take that howard bernstein. >> fair enough. i can't wait. weather-wise, maybe -- >> you'll wait for adult. how about that -- duet. how about that? >> cool and cloudy this morning and maybe just a spray sprinkle north and west of d.c.. here's the day planner, i'd probably start out with the middleweight gloves, i know you were going to ask andrea. temperatures down in the upper 30s to mid 40s this morning. some peeks of sun and 52 at
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noon with a mid-afternoon high of 55 and a 5:00 p.m. temperature of 53 and a bit breezy at times, gusts upward of 20 miles per hour. it's 43 in hagerstown this morning and 47 on the bay. that's the warm spot with 42 in fredericksburg and the windchill is not that much colder than the temps but they are running in the 30s and 40s this morning. still looking at sandy actually spinning what's left of sandy up in canada. plenty of showers from western new york all the way down the appalachians scattered about virginia and maryland. this stuff show is fairly light and not sure how much of it is actually reaching the ground. it is 5:30. we've got some issues on the roads already. here's monika to explain. a couple of issues luckily it's 5:30 and that means volumes are still relatively light so that's the good thing. one of the issues we're talking about is westbound on the icc up north after georgia avenue. the two right lanes are obloquyed. on northbound i-95 just the volume from quantico to dale
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city. no problems to report on 395 that earlier incident has also been cleared. a live look in springfield where you will find the lanes open and then heading over to the beltway through annandale and tysons you're fine. all loans are open. no -- lanes are open. no problems on 66 from the west. this time to the north side of town. beltway looks good. ed 95 route 32 out of columbia. 29 bw parkway all looking fine even from baltimore down to our beltway. we'll take a live look there at new hampshire avenue. what a mess that was yesterday with a big accident. this morning lanes are open. you're good to go if you're just now heading out the door. i'll be back with more traffic at 5:40. back to you guys. thanks monika. we've been hearing stories of washed outbrags, homes -- out bridges, homes that have been damaged but the recovery from the superstorm sandy looks a lot different if you go the western maryland. >> okay that's because that's where the one time hurricane joined forces with the cold front to create blizzard conditions. some places in garrett county recorded well over 2 feet of
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snow. later this morning, governor martin o'malley plans to tour the area including visiting people in shelters. now virginia's governor toured the devastation in the eastern shore yesterday. president obama approved federal disaster for both virginia and maryland all because of the storm. and after seeing how many trees hit homes, and how much water damage there is, governor mcdon ohm says it's amazing that -- mcdonnell says this is amazing that nobody in this part of the state was hurt. >> it's no surprise it could take months or longer in new jersey to repair the homes. many of the homes will have to be torn down, destroyed by winds, sand and flood waters, there's no other option. first responders are still checking on those who rode out the storm in their homes to make sure they're okay. 9news now reporter kristin fisher is in the satellite center with more on the devastation in new york. kristin? >> reporter: well, new york city is slowly starting to show shines of life -- signs of life after sandy but still in the
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dark, millions of people without power and they're only beginning to clean up all of the damage caused by the high winds. the storm surge, and probably one of the more shocking side effects of sandy, fire. look at this video from breezy point. a neighborhood where over 100 homes burned to the ground. the water and high winds whipping the coasts kept the blaze raging for several hours. just look at that footage. it sounds so cliche but it looks like a complete war zone. yesterday some residents returned shocked by the devastation and not knowing where to begin or what to do next. >> i thought i could fight the flood and i probably could have fought the flood. but not the fire. i couldn't have fought the fire. >> reporter: elsewhere, gridlock on the streets of manhattan. mayor michael bloomberg is requiring a three passenger minimum for all vehicles entering certain parts of the city. three of new york's major tunnels remain closed filled
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with flood waters and mud and portions of the subway system are still submerged along with a runway at laguardia airport. residents traps if their homes with -- trapped in their homes with no power and no clean water. look at the subway there. if those residents attempt to leave their homes they're faced with wading in toxic water polluted by gasoline and raw sewage. the smell is so thick with the smell of gasoline you can't stand it for more than a few hours. the water will need to be pumped out. that alone could take a few more days. as you see images like that you can't help but think what could have happened to washington, d.c. in our region if sandy hit farther south a little bit. hard to imagine. >> don't even want to imagine that kristin. after what we went through with the derecho and seeing what's happening in jersey. oh no. thanks goodness for that. we told you early in the hour about dominion virginia restoring power in ballston. now they are reporting about 1800 northern virginia
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customers still without electricity. bge has outages in our area as well. more than 3500 customers in anne arundel county. almost 2200 in howard county. 400 in prince george's county. and less than 200 bge customers in montgomery county. in other news a ruling is expected monday on whether a special prosecutor in the case of a former death row inmate can keep his job. defense attorneys clashed with prosecutors over evidence in the justin wolfe murder trial. the federal court overturned wolfe's conviction and the sentence in the killing of his drug supplier. ruling that there was prosecutorial misconduct. that's when prince william attorney paul ebert was replaced with ray morrogh. but the defense says morrogh is biased against their client. a horrible accident near a montgomery county school. >> that's when a student from seneca valley high school was hit by a car on her way to
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school tuesday morning. 9news now reporter julie wolf joins us with more good morning. >> reporter: hey good morninger we are here at jermantown road. this is where the accident happened. let me walk you through what happened. police tell me that 15-year-old christina morris-ward was on the other side of jermantown road and had crossed four lanes of traffic. she was in the median there. she was in the median there and trying to get here on this side of the road when she was hit and killed. and police tell me the driver of the car, 27-year-old man stayed at the scene. he helped witnesses say he had that green light. it happened just after 7:00 a.m. and it was measly dark and overcast. -- mostly dark and overcast. christina had been wearing dark clothing and police believe visibility may have been an issue there. she was less than a half mile from the seneca valley high school. the principal called her a shining student. he says the school constantly
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reminds students to be abare. >> i think that's one of the responsibilities any school has to remind our students that -- while school is a very safe place to be, our roads are heavily traveled. heavily trafficked and early in the morning late in the evening, when it starts to get dark or when the sun is just starting to come up. especially good time to be cognizant of their surroundings. >> reporter: now we've been talking about visibility. something happened here at our live shot just after our 5:00 a.m. hit. a truck was driving just on this road, the same road that leads up to the high school. he hit a deer. i talked to the driver he said he just didn't see it coming. didn't see it at all. police are saying these drivers aren'talways seeing pedestrians either. so coming up in the next half hour i'm going to tell you what police are asking students at seneca high school to do to make themselves more visible. mike? >> all right, that's julie wolf report asking that just happened earlier not being able to see the deer and not being
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able to see people. but again also you have to slow down and abide by the speed regulations in those areas. >> it's getting -- staying dagger later in the morning in and out -- darker later in the morning now. bright clothing. >> thank you. a search is underway for a man accused of setting homemade explosives at three virginia homes early tuesday. and the targets were police officers. yesterday stafford county investigators identified the suspect as 25-year-old lawrence alan stewart ii. they say he was targeting his ex-girlfriend, and two local sheriff's deputies in these exnotions, no one was hurt and didn'ts police stewart had -- detectives believe he's in a red four door hyundai accent which may either have virginia or pennsylvania plates on it. they're asking anyone with information on stewart's whereabouts to contact police immediately. d.c. for thes have been busy. they spent -- firefighters have been busy. they spent the night battling flames in a warehouse. it started late last night on
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morse street in northeast. it houses storage space for a large number of businesses. and it appears the structure has a concrete roof and walls which made it much more difficult for firefighters to get inside safely. no word yet on a possible cause or estimated damages in? fire. some mayor industries just starting to recover from sandy. >> coming up we'll take a look at the progress to get transportation up and running in the northeast corridor. we'll be right back.
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5:41. out on the weather terrace i have the jacket on with temperatures in the lower hos here. some upper 30s in a few spots, here's a look at the day planner, cloud around one again a bit of a breeze at times and maybe a stray shower this morning. by lunchtime 52 and look at the winds though. 13, 14, 12 and could gust to 20 miles an hour a mid-afternoon high around 55. let's go to monika now and find out about the morning commute. beginning to see some volume now on the southbound
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side of i-270. it's going to be out of and an out of frederick to here at route 109. and then down to 121 before the pace improves, back with more traffic in a few minutes. back to you guys. it is 5:42. time for another your money report. >> and jessica doyle is back with a major warning after the storm, all storms, this is a good point. >> exactly and we're hearing this from multiple parties from law enforcement, to corporations they are giving out multiple warnings to consumers about crooked contractors in the wake of hurricane sandy. throughout the region and of course further north homeowners and businesses have been pummeled by the rain and high winds and flooding and these are exactly the conditions that scammers like to take advantage of remember if you have damage at your home that needs repair or maybe your business, be wary of contractors who knock on the door. another red flag a contractor offering to cover the insurance
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deductible. also wants to estimate the damage rather than asking your insurance adjustor to come out and bet a reliable quote. just remember them. if you need to get to new york city in the next few days your options are definitely growing. amtrak says it plans to restore some service on friday to and from the big apple. the city has been without intercity train service since it was walloped by sandy. amtrak continues to remove water from underthe hudson and east river and service to newark liberty international airport in new jersey has been restored. all asell la express service is still canceled as of today. and airlines also continuing to creak back the normal. new york's three major airports are expected to open today but with limited service. 19,000 flights canceled from sunday to tuesday night and an additional 2800 flights were canceled yesterday. the airlines are still calculating the losses after
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the storm. >> wow. >> seeing laguardia submerged it's amazing that even unlimited service -- on limited service they can open today. >> yeah it was interesting mayor bloombergsy seaying to folks -- saying to folks yesterday. it's going to take time. don't expect all the services to come back online because they're in the used to dealing with this -- not used to dealing with this. >> we've all been in new york city regularly. i grew up outside of new york city. people in new york city are in the patient. it can be like yesterday, let's go let's go. >> exactly. >> my daughter walked the 17 blocks because she said the buses which were free yesterday packed like sardine cans. they find a way though. they're in the -- they're not patient but they find a way. >> you know four wheel transportation in new york city -- ooh. that's tough on a good day. let alone a day like the last couple of days. >> thanks jess. well, some sometimes when you deal with all the hardship it can lead to creativity. >> it's the case for one montgomery county man. how he used his car to power through sandy.
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good morning and welcome
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back to 9news now, it is coming up on 5:48. thursday, a new month. and pretty much the same forecast from yesterday. >> oh mostly cloudy. cool. little breezy. stray sprinkle north and west but i wanted to share a picture. yeah. i think so. out on the weather terrace thank fly the winds are light at the moment. from francine in northeastern garrett county and imagine where the continental divide is there. she's just on the west side of it. the winds which were northwesterly have the moisture and the snow. it's a beautiful shot but she says hey guys we're up to 30 inches and that was as of yesterday afternoon. >> wow. >> when she sent that. so yeah a whole other world out in garrett county. that's why you ski out there. bus stop forecast, we've got a cool morning out there. kind of chilly with even a few upper 30s not too far away from town to mid 40s. sunrise at 7:36. and i put a stray shower because north and west, you know well north and west maybe just the isolated sprinkle. our day planner lots of clouds
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and 45 by 9:00. by noon 52. look at the winds though out of the west at 13 and gusting 15 to 20. it will be breezy at times and your mid-afternoon high about 55 and still 53 at 5:00 p.m. showers are still falling across new york, pennsylvania back into ohio and west virginia and even to the south but our local develop lore is picking up -- doppler is picking up the light sprinkles in the frederick area up to myersville and hagerstown back to oh maybe the charlestown area and harpers ferry. even winchester out to barrettville might be treeing a stray rain develop or two. hagerstown with culpeper 41 and i know manassas and luray and even fort belvoir all at 39 degrees and light winds this morning and we've got windchills in the upper 30s to low 40s. outside on our michael & son weather camera, good visibility. even though we've got the clouds, not too much in the way of wind so our windchill is 44 based on a temp of 46 and that wind of 5 miles an hour. sandy still spins in
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southeastern canada. you can see almost right here into ontario with the showers coming down especially in the higher elevations where the moisture gets squeezed out a little bit. adhere we looked at the showers but it looks like most of us what will see will be mt. mountains, still winter weather advisories in the high country from southwestern p. a. to southwestern virginia. we're still seeing several inches of snow places like snow shoe. somerset had at least 14 inches out of this and seven springs. by tomorrow morning couple of clouds and a mix of sun and clouds on friday. and that will be the case i think through the weekend at times we'll get appointment, other times decent amount of cloud cover but mainly dry. breezy today around 55. that stray shower possible and tonight 30s and 40s again. tomorrow, about 54 with a little more sunshine. still breezy at times. saturday cool, 54 degrees. after starting in the 30s? 40s. by sunday. that's the day by the way we
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turn the clocks back. so we'll gain an hour of sleep. 56. should be nice weather for the redskins and next week a storm system will stay just south and east of us and right now we'll keep it dry and going to watch it. highs generally in the low 50s. let's check in with monika with timesaver traffic. we're going to see the -- beginning to see the volume on the mayor thoroughfares, good morning everybody. if you're going out right now you're good to go generally speaking down out on 66 coming in from the west you will find the brake lights in manassas on 95 northbound around the dale city area. but as you can see, inside the beltway we're still doing superwell. 67 miles an hour come on guys slow down. northbound 395, 66 looks good at 57. and 295 at 57 heading up to the 11th street bridge. inside the beltway we're fine. springfield northbound 95 and this is bunching up definitely going under the speed limit right now. back over to the maps and this time want to tell you the toll road looks great at route 7. over to our graphics and some problems on the orange line
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residual delays at new carolton because of earlier power problems. i'll be back with more traffic at 6:00. thank you monika. making news now at 5:52. los angeles police swarmed into a crowd of halloween levelers overnight at -- revelers overnight after someone opened fire on hollywood boulevard. four people were wounded including a 17-year-old boy in critical condition. a sergeant reported the gunman fled but some footage shows three men being placed in handcuffs. this morning limited service scheduled to begin at new york's laguardia airport and two other major airports resumed flights yesterday. also this morning there's limited subway service for the first time since sandy hit. however power outages and gas shortages are still serious issues. with sandy now a recovery effort. campaign 2012 is stepping back into the spotlight. today mitt romney has three stops in virginia scheduled after visiting florida yesterday. president obama has events scheduled in wisconsin, nevada
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and colorado. after superstorm sandy hit it forced people to get creative when it came to keeping their power on. including a man from brookville, maryland. >> he used the electric battery of his nissan leaf to powerhouse hold items. alex shabad shows you how it works. also though don't try this at home. >> reporter: the leaf is the only reason he still has food in his fridge. >> when the storm hit, the car had been fully charged and was ready to go. >> reporter: shelby a member of the electric vehicle association showed me how to powerhouse hold items with the car's electric energy. it starts with a smaller battery inside the hood. >> this 12-volt battery is connected to the inverter here. >> reporter: the makes it possible for other items to use the electricity. >> so this converts it into the type of energy that regular household items can use. convert, correct, which is alternating current ac out of every standard outlet in the house. >> reporter: then a simple extension cord finishes off the rest. >> this cord is wired through -- through the house to the kitchen here.
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this is the extension cord coming from the inverter which is connected to the car. the nissan leaf. and the refrigerator is plugged into the cord through a meter. now the refrigerator is on. receiving power through the inverter. >> reporter: shelby says it saved him hundreds of dollars in food and more. >> i was able to have a nice hot cup of coffee in the morning all off of energy stored in the car. >> reporter: shelby says he only lost power for about eight hours overnight on monday. but -- >> it would have been able to power the fridge about three days probably. >> reporter: and shelby says the trees start coming down in another storm, he'll likely turn to to his leaf for power. in brookville, alex shabad, 9news now. >> why not do the same with gasoline vehicles? how about carbon monoxide right? it's unclear if the energy would be sufficient enough to powerhouse hold items for as long as an electric car battery. >> very creative. well, we'll have more
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coverage of the aftermath of superstorm sandy coming up. >> but first we're going to show you a really scary place where you can still enjoy halloween for a few more days.
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halloween has come and gone but some actors are making sure the scary keeps going for the rest of the week. this is definitely not for small children. but if you like being completely freaked out. check out this urban haunted house. >> come on man. >> enter if you dare.
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through bloody hallways greeted by creepy groups of zombies. actually they're just local actors 80 of them in fact with a flare for the scare. and i got a chance to experience the makeup process of becoming a zombie and well, looking dead. oh my god. no way. that is so scary. >> we try to make a walking dead kind of zombie. you want more of a pale not so green more rotted zombie with a lot of blood because it's just so gory. >> in other words, a more fresh zombie style. chi lee manages the team of five makeup artists who transform the actors into spooky scary zombies in underbough hours. >> we wanted to -- under two hours. >> we wanted to make this a
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scary haunted house. >> the reaction of visitors -- yeah, you get the picture. our zombies were just killed. >> ew. i think i'll stay -- stick to my day job. the urban haunted house is in rockville's mid pike plaza easily accessible by metro and open each night through november 3rd and tickets are $30. >> that's well done. >> they're very talented actually. might not be your thing. my thing, but they're very, very talented. >> you looked good. but you look much better now. thank you for watchingous on 9news now at 6:00 a.m. i'm andrea roane. >> and i'm mike hydeck, thank you for joining us. >> howard bernstein is here it's getting a little warm in the stood sew. is it warming up outside? >> just a hair, yesterday we were at 55

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